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Fernando Borges

PhD student, Illinois Institute of Technology

PINBOARD SUMMARY

Polymerization reaction engineering

PRE(Polymerization reaction engineering) studies the different ways polymerization reactions work and how to influence them in order to achieve desirable results. The field is very broad, but I have been focusing on miniemulsion polymerization, which is a technique to produce very small polymeric particles (nanometric) that encapsulate a certain product. These particles will then slowly degenerate, releasing the product over time. This type of particles find a great range of applications in the medical/pharmaceutical field, with the possibility of medicines or supplements to be encapsulated and then released over a long span of time, without the necessity of re-injection of more of the substance.

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